Author Archive for Paul Grant-Costa

American History, 2018

This year there is much to consider at Thanksgiving time. We suggest you watch Real America w Jorge Ramos’ recent podcast episode: The Untold Story of Thanksgiving. It highlights a modern issue that has historical underpinnings. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe…

A Journey from Mashpee

This December brings to a close another successful semester of the Yale Indian Papers Project’s Native Internship Program.  This year’s interns, Eric Maynard (Mohegan) and Danielle Hill (Mashpee), assisted the Project with document transcription, metadata development, record creation, and various…

Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies Initiative

One of the items that will be appearing in the Indian Papers Collection is a copy of Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies that Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library owns.  Published in 1845, the work is possibly the earliest musical publication by a…

Thanksgiving 2017

For most of us, Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow.  A time when we remember family, friends, and the good things that have happened throughout the year. But for our friends and colleagues in the Mohegan Tribe, you could say that a…

Welcome to Our New Hub IT Manager

My name is Brian Kitano, and I’m a junior at Yale University studying Statistics and Data Science. My experience in cultural heritage preservation as a field archaeologist drove me towards YIPP, where I can combine my passion for computer science…